Thursday, September 25, 2008

Jackson Hasn't Thought About Free Agency

Hello from The Furtado Center, where the Storm is completing exit interviews today with Lauren Jackson and Yolanda Griffith meeting with Head Coach Brian Agler and CEO Karen Bryant.

Earlier, we had our first chance to speak to Jackson about her future. Because point guard Sue Bird is playing out the second year of a deal signed as a core player and teams are now limited to one core designation per season, Jackson cannot be cored and will be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in her WNBA career. (Previously, Jackson signed the three-year deal just completed as a restricted free agent.) Also a factor is whether Jackson decides at some point to take a WNBA season off to rest and let her body get healthier. Those decisions are coming, but Jackson wants time to ponder them.

"To be honest, I haven't even thought about it," she told reporters. "There's a lot of things that will factor into my decision-making, but I haven't even really thought about it. I'm just trying to get fixed and healed and get ready to get back on the court again."

We'll have more on Jackson's status as well as a look ahead to 2009 for the Storm later tonight on storm.wnba.com, so stay tuned.

3 comments:

chris said...

Lauren:

Wishing you the best in your continued recovery and a successful season in Russia.

My daughters and I want you to know how much you are wanted in Seattle next season. You are a joy to watch on the court and an important part of the Storm. Thank you for everthing you've given us as fans and we look forward to seeing you next summer.

Lee said...

Lauren I hope your ankle is coming along well. Enjoy your time at home in Australia and all the best in Russia. I cannot imagine the Storm without you. Please come back. Thank you for just being you.

shanitch said...

lauren:
hello hope your ok good luck for the russia games ..hope you can play in seatle again, by way im from philippines its part of asia...